Julius Caesar

  Julius Caesar

Ancient Roman leader

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First Name:  Julius
Last Name:  Caesar
Nationality:  Unknown

"I won't lie now, either," said Graff. "My job isn't to be friends. My job is to produce the best soldiers in the world. In the whole history of the world. We need a Napoleon. An Alexander. Except that Napoleon lost in the end, and Alexander flamed out and died young. We need a Julius Caesar, except that he made himself dictator, and died for it. My job is to produce such a creature, and all the men and women he'll need to help him. Nowhere in that does it say I have to make friends with children."

He comes up again later in a chat between Graff and Major Anderson after Ender kills the giant in the Mind Game:
"But shouldn't they still act like children? They aren't normal. They act like-- history. Napoleon and Wellington. Caesar and Brutus."

Then later when Ender is dreaming of the Mind Game in Command School:
The little village that had grown up between the Giant's ribs was composed of buggers now, and they saluted him gravely, like gladiators greeting Caesar before they died for his entertainment.